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choose joy (pleasure activism series)

photo by @corwinthiessen I recommend building the muscle of feeling pleasure, because I’ve noticed the world conspires to keep our attention elsewhere… I’ve practiced noting what works rather than what’s not working, feeling gratitude, letting myself be awed and know it--by beauty, by mystery, by human creativity. If, as was true for me and many,… Continue reading choose joy (pleasure activism series)

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Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II

This week I am revisiting a post that I wrote in honor of Juneteenth to offer space for nourishment and care in coping with the news that none of the police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's death were indicted or held accountable for shooting her to death while she was asleep in her home. When a… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II

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You Don’t Have to Do to Matter to Me. Rest & Be.

This is the third post as part of a series on rest. You can read the previous posts Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being here and You belong here. Stay & Rest here. image by @tonill Our productivity does not define our worth. As The Nap Ministry's Tricia Hersey said, "Exhaustion will not create… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Do to Matter to Me. Rest & Be.

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I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice

I Turn to the Body I turn to the bodyin life and in death. Another Black body killedand played on repeat. Another Black bodya threat just for living. A blow to the body every time. I turn to the bodywhen there's brokenness,ease, grief, joy, confusion, rage, terror,anything, everything. I turn to the body in love.Love… Continue reading I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice

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Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being

image by @cassandra.hamer Rest is an essential practice of life and well-being. It is an act of self-care and self-love that we can offer ourselves regularly. It is something that we can prioritize in our lives; thus, giving others that we come into contact with the permission to prioritize it in their lives as well.… Continue reading Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being

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Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

In honor of Juneteenth, I have devoted this post to all the ways Black folx can take care. There are so many forms of creative expression that bring so much love, joy and nourishment about the beauty and depth of the experience of Blackness. Revel in all of them. Music. Song. Film. Books. Dance. Art...… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

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care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-blackness

image by @erikafletcher Racial and social injustices sadly don't stop even in the face of a pandemic. While the number of those we have lost to COVID-19 has tragically eclipsed 100,000 in the United States, there is always a sense of danger for those with Black bodies and concern if we will be murdered while sleeping,… Continue reading care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-blackness